Data Entry Consultant – USA Job Vacancy


About UN University

For the past four decades, United Nations University (UNU) has been a go-to think tank for impartial research on the pressing global problems of human survival, conflict prevention, development and welfare. With more than 400 researchers in 13 countries, UNU’s work spans the full breadth of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, generating policy-relevant knowledge to effect positive global change. UNU maintains more than 200 collaborations with UN agencies and leading universities and research institutions across the globe.

About United Nation University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR)

United Nation University Centre for Policy Research in New York is an independent think tank within the United Nations system. We combine research excellence with deep knowledge of the multilateral system to generate innovative solutions to current and future global public policy challenges. For more information on UNU-CPR and its work, please visit

For the last four years, UN University has worked on a variety of policy issues around the fight against modern slavery, notably data with the creation of Delta 8.7, the Alliance 8.7 Knowledge Platform; international law and international criminal justice; and the financial sector with the creation of the Liechtenstein Initiative for a Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. UN University’s thought leadership in this field has led it to become a centre of excellence for policy-relevant research questions related to anti-slavery and anti-trafficking efforts.


The consultant will work with the Modern Slavery Programme Team to edit and enter content related to the measurement of modern slavery into its knowledge platform. Working arrangements are flexible and would accommodate graduate students or a candidate due to finish their degree in May 2020, with the expectation of part time availability through May 2020 and full-time or close to full-time availability in June 2020.

The Consultant will work on a WordPress website. Specific duties include:

editing and formatting of content

entry of content into WordPress site

Required qualifications and experience

Required qualifications and experience include:

knowledge of and familiarity with WordPress

workplace or academic exposure to issues related to modern slavery, or to data science desirable

good English-language oral and written communication skills; knowledge of other official UN languages is a plus

ability to establish priorities, multitask, and work within prescribed timelines

ability to work independently and report work activities in a timely and proactive manner

solid interpersonal and problem-solving skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender parity

UNU is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities to apply and become part of the organisation.

UNU has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNU, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.


Remuneration will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate, up to $20/hr.

Duration of contract

This contract shall commence from the date of appointment and expire no later than 30 June 2020. This is a locally recruited consultancy, and only those who are eligible to work in the US are eligible to apply.

Starting date

March 2020.

USA Job Vacancy